Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc. is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operating on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Focus on shelter.
Advocate for affordable housing.
Promote dignity and hope.
Support sustainable & transformational development.
what we do
Since 1992, Habitat South Sarasota’s goal has been to build or renovate safe, decent, affordable, energy efficient homes for those in need in south Sarasota County, FL. Habitat educates our homeowners so that they may succeed in home-ownership and pass their newly acquired knowledge onto the next generation.
A hand up, not a hand out. We know the complexities that surround the cost of a home. We also know the struggle, stress and pain that far too many families face in our communities. And we recognize that those with the fewest resources are often forced to make the hardest choices.
We build homes that are ENERGY STAR certified. Building "green" makes Habitat homes more durable and less expensive to maintain, which keeps our families within their budgets thus assisting further in financial stability. With affordable mortgage payments and low energy bills, this increases the family's budget for groceries, healthcare, education, and savings!
who we serve
Our client base consists of families and individuals, including veterans and seniors who earn 60% to 80% of this area's median income, which is set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Habitat South Sarasota’s home buyers come from all walks of life and must meet four criteria: need, live or work in the local community, willingness to partner, and the ability to pay an affordable mortgage. We follow a nondiscriminatory policy of homeownership. No race or religion is given preference when it comes to buying a Habitat home. We believe that everyone deserves a safe, secure place to call home.
Our successful plan is largely credited to our supportive services focused on helping families prepare for homeownership and navigating them through what is otherwise a complicated process.
Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
DID YOU KNOW? Habitat South Sarasota is proud to tithe to
Low-Income Tithe Priority Program Countries.
To date, we have built 75 houses overseas.
Habitat for Humanity’s tithe program supports carefully chosen building and shelter projects that provide housing in the world’s poorest places. Tithe funds allow families to stand on their own and build stronger, more stable communities. Habitat affiliates who want to support or partner with our international development programs channel undesignated funds to their country of choice through our U.S. Habitat for Humanity International Tithe department. Tithe is one of the most effective ways U.S Habitat affiliates can support our ministry overseas.